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Sen. Wyden: GOP Health Care Bill 'A Big Con Job'

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) joins MTP Daily to discuss his opposition to the GOP health care bill.

Health Care

Poll Results: 'We Don't Listen to Each Other Anymore'

Pollsters Fred Yang and Bill McInturff join MTP Daily to break down the latest NBC/WSJ poll.

Elections

Poll: More Americans Believe Comey Over Trump

By a 2-to-1 margin, Americans say they are more likely to believe former FBI Director James Comey than President Donald Trump when it comes to their differing accounts of events that led up to Comey's firing, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.<p>Forty-five percent of …

Elections

NBC/WSJ Poll: It’s Trump’s Base Against Everyone Else

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>Trump’s Base vs. Everyone Else<p>President Trump job-approval rating in the latest NBC/WSJ poll stands at 40% — essentially unchanged from where it was a month …

ObamaCare

First Read’s Morning Clips: Trump Approval Poor But Stable

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: Historically poor — but stable</b><p>One of us(!) reports on the toplines from our latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. “President Donald Trump’s approval rating remains historically poor but stable amid months of feuding in Washington over his firing of FBI Director James Comey and the …

Government

Why Trump's Tape Announcement Today Isn't a Surprise

Today is not the first time President Trump has rolled out the red carpet for an announcement that never came.

Red Carpet

Rep. Ryan: 'Genie out of the Bottle' on Pelosi's Reputation

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), who ran against Nancy Pelosi for speaker last fall, says it isn't a good idea to spend money defending her against GOP critics.

Nancy Pelosi

Sen. Paul on Health Care Bill: D.C.'s 'Traditional Trickery'

“We’re going to try and tug it in our direction,” Senator Rand Paul says on health care bill, which he and three other GOP senators opposed today.

Health Care

Poll: Democrats Lead on Health Care, GOP on the Economy

Democrats hold a 17-point advantage on which party does a better job dealing with health care, while Republicans enjoy a 7-point edge on the economy, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.<p>Asked which party does the better job on health care, 43 percent of Americans say the …

Elections

Sen. Collins: I Can't Support Bill That Takes Health Insurance...

Senator Susan Collins (D-ME) shares her thoughts on the GOP Senate health care bill with Chuck Todd.

Health Care

Amid Controversy, Trump’s Approval Remains Low But Steady

President Donald Trump’s approval rating remains historically poor but stable amid months of feuding in Washington over his firing of FBI Director James Comey and the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal.<p>The new …

Elections

NBC News/WSJ Poll: Public Overwhelmingly Disapproves of House Health Care Bill

Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of the House plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.<p>This new poll comes as Senate Republicans unveil their own health care legislation on Thursday. While the Senate bill shares some similarities to the House …

Elections

America’s Relationship With Guns? New Research Shows It’s Complicated

Two-thirds of Americans have lived in a household with a gun at some time in their lives. Forty-four percent personally know someone who’s been shot. Half view gun violence as a very big problem in the United States, and the public is equally divided about whether more firearms in America would …

Gun Control

What To Expect in the Senate Health Care Bill

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>Here’s what to expect in the Senate health care bill<p>At 9:30 am ET, Senate Republicans will unveil the draft of their highly anticipated health care …

Health Care

First Read’s Morning Clips: A ‘Venting Session’ In Iowa

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: “Venting session” in Iowa</b><p>In Iowa yesterday, Trump promised to work to prevent immigrants from receiving welfare benefits for at least five years. NBC’s Ali Vitali: “But those requirements, or something similar to them, already exist. Legislation backed by then-President Bill Clinton, …

U.S. Congress

What is in the GOP Secret Health Care Bill?

Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) joins MTP Daily to preview the GOP health care bill that has, so far, remained under lock and key.

McCaskill: Republicans 'Weren't Interested' in Fixing Health Care

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) says she'd work with Republicans on health care if they were truly interested in fixing it and not just concerned …

Health Care

RNC Chair: Trump 'Energizes' GOP Base to Special Election...

RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel joins Chuck Todd to discuss the GOP victory in GA-06 and her party's political strategy going forward.

Elections

Nancy Pelosi: The Boogeyman in Georgia 6th?

Chuck Todd takes a look at the Democrats' loss in Georgia and explains why Nancy Pelosi's unpopularity could be hurting the party.

Five Lessons From the Georgia Special Election

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>In the most expensive House election in U.S. history, Republican Karen Handel last night defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia, 52 percent to 48 percent, …

Elections

First Read’s Morning Clips: All Eyes on the Senate Health Care Rollout

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: Here comes the Senate GOP health care bill…</b><p>NBC’s Leigh Ann Caldwell: “Republican senators are expected to learn the contents of legislation to overhaul health care on Thursday as their party leadership continues to work toward a vote on it before they leave town for the July 4 recess. …

Jon Ossoff

Trump Lags Predecessors in Press Conferences

Donald Trump isn’t exactly known for being camera shy. But the onetime reality TV star hasn’t used one of the presidency's most powerful communication tools — the solo news conference — in over four months.<p>While his frequent tweets and high-profile feuds with foes at home and abroad make Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Sen. Warner: Trump-Russia Probe Slowed by Trump's Recent Actions

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) joins MTP Daily to discuss Russia’s interference in the election and says that President Trump’s recent actions have slowed …

Mark Warner

Obamacare Architect: Healthcare Law’s Mistakes are Still Fixable

As Senate Republicans craft their healthcare bill, the legacy of what did and didn’t work in the Affordable Care Act casts a long shadow over healthcare policy discussions.<p>Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel helped craft the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, and beginning with a meeting at Trump Tower in December, …

Health Care

NRCC Chair: Georgia Special Election ‘About More Than Trump’

NRCC Chair Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) joins MTP Daily to discuss the impact if Republican Karen Handel wins the special election in Georgia today …

Georgia Special Election Key to Health Care Future?

Chuck Todd lays out the stakes for health care in the special election in Georgia today as voters head to the polls.

Health Care

Once Champions of Sunlight, GOP Pens Health Care Plan In the Dark

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>Guess who said this about health care. “This is a very important issue. You know, we shouldn't try to do it in the dark. And whatever final bill is produced …

Jon Ossoff

First Read’s Morning Clips: Senate GOP Health Care Plan Is Coming

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: Senate GOP health care outline expected soon</b><p>Leigh Ann Caldwell, Kasie Hunt and Garrett Haake have the latest on Republicans’ for a health care vote next week. “There is no GOP bill yet for the public to see and even rank-and-file Republicans have yet to see any text of legislation. …

Affordable Care Act

Dem Sen.: Have Not Heard What’s in Senate GOP Health Care Bill

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) joins MTP Daily to discuss the Senate GOP health care bill and the Democrats’ strategy to delay Senate business over it.

Tammy Duckworth